Hans Haacke with Sculpture

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The image of President Ronald Reagan staring out at eye level in this sculpture is a photograph of an oil painting created by Hans Haacke.


President Ronald Reagan stares out at eye level in this sculpture; the image of the president is a reproduction of an oil painting created by Hans Haacke, one of the founders of Conceptual art. One of Harrison’s signature painted cement forms seems to be wearing the photograph as a mask. Harrison has gained renown for combining seemingly unrelated objects into slyly humorous artworks. Like Andy Warhol’s Marilyn x 100, also in the collection, Harrison employs an image of the recognizable president to reveal the difference between Reagan the man himself and our deeply embedded ideas of what he represents.
Hans Haacke with Sculpture

Hans Haacke with Sculpture


Rachel Harrison

(American, b. 1966)
America, 21st century

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